Ligue 1 Match Preview: Lille vs.Guingamp

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Updated: March 26, 2014
Lille and guingamp

Match Date: 30 March 2014 (local time)

Venue: Grand Stade Lille Métropole

 

 

Guingamp faces the risk of being relegated this season after experiencing a narrow defeat to Lyon. With the said loss, the club dropped to the 14th spot of Ligue 1 and currently occupies the 14th spot of the table.

 

Despite the fact that they are still 3 notches away from the dreaded zone, they cannot be too comfortable or assured of their present state. Anything can happen in a tough relegation battle and this is the last thing that the club wants to experience as the season approaches its end.

 

Guingamp’s battle for survival, however, becomes even more difficult as they are pitted to go against the strong Lille.

 

Lille has been undefeated in its last 6 matches. Just recently, it forced AS Monaco to settle for a draw—a stalemate, which enabled Paris Saint Germain to extend its lead and partially dampen Monaco’s bid for the Ligue 1 silverware.

 

Lille’s strength is further exemplified by the number of clean sheets that they have kept during their last 6 matches. To note, it has managed to keep 4 clean sheets at home and has been successful in 11 of their last 12 matches at Grand Stade Lille Métropole.

 

With such an impressive performance, it is not very surprising to see them as the match’s online betting favorite. Expect Vincent Enyeama to pull off another clean sheet.

 

Prediction: Lille

Lille is valued to win at 1.82 at 12BET while giving an Asian handicap of 0.5-1. A clean sheet at 1.90 for the home club is also a profitable wager in this particular match.

 

 

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